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High quality, elegant and spacious central Nice apartment

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite), sleeps 4

A very spacious (90sq m), high quality second floor apartment (non smoking) with lift, South facing and centrally situated just north of the Old Town, near the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and Place Garibaldi. A large living/dining room with 3D HD TV (plus glasses) & including SKY, Netflix, Blu-ray 3D/DVD, high quality stereo system and all leather seating. The practical kitchen is well equipped with an American style fridge freezer, small dishwasher, gas hob, electric oven and microwave. The whole apartment has a solid, polished oak floor. The main bedroom has a double bed, walk-in-closet with Miele washing machine/tumble dryer, a large shower, bath and WC. There is also a computer with wireless broadband Internet access. The second bedroom contains 2 single beds that can be joined to make a large double bed if required and this room benefits from a small balcony. A second shower room with WC leads off the living room, close to the second bedroom.

Jemima Lawrence
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Jemima Lawrence

Jemima and Joe live in a small village in the Peak District England. We and our four grown-up children love Nice and come out several times a year. We consider the apartment to be our second home, not just a holiday let, so have furnished and equipped it as such.

Jemima Lawrence purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Jemima Lawrence chose Carabacel

The property is very well located giving easy access to the promenade and beach, the port, the old town and main shopping area. It is dual aspect (South East/South West facing) with seven floor-to-ceiling French windows so is very light and airy. There is a small balcony big enough for two chairs and a small table - great for people watching while enjoying a glass of wine!

What makes this apartment unique

We fell in love with the 'Frenchness' of the apartment! It is so light and spacious (90 square metres) and fantastically convenient. Bars, restaurants, shops and many of the sights of Nice are on the doorstep. For travelling further afield there is easy access to buses, trams and trains.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Wonderful 3 days in your gorgeous apartment. We have had an utterly lovely time - thank you'. (SL 4/06)

'Your apartment is so good on the eye, but wonderfully comfortable and so easy to use'. (PH 4/06)

'My stay has been fantastic. Your flat is wonderful. Thank you again I really enjoyed your flat. Hope to come back again.' (Steve,5/06).'Thanks for going a wee bit extra - great way to make guests feel at home, very comfy'. (MC 7/06) 'Great apartment, well appointed with lots of extras to make you feel at home. (RB July 06) 'Lovely stay. Apartment is stunning and Nice fascinating'. (PJL 8/06) 'Just a short note to say how much we enjoyed staying in your apartment. 'We could not have wished for a more attractive, comfortable and well-equipped unit.' (GF 9/ 06)'We absolutely loved the apartment, Nice, the Cote d'Azur - everything & had a fantastic time. THANK YOU!' *(BG 11/06) 'We had a great time in Nice and your apartment is fab'.(SH 2/07)
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Carabacel in Nice

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Computer Available ...
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , En suite to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En suite bathroom has bath with shower attachment plus large, separate shower cubicle. Bath towels and bath mats are provided. Please bring your own beach towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Can make a double
  • The master bedroom has a large double bed (160 cm) and en suite bathroom. The second bedroom has two single beds that can be joined to make a large double (160 cm) if required. A small balcony planted with flowers and herbs opens off this bedroom. All bed linen is supplied and each bed has a bedside light and table.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Children aged 12 years and over are allowed.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

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High quality, elegant and spacious central Nice apartment
average rating of 4.875 based on 25 reviews

Lovely apartment with a good mix of traditional French features and modern conveniences

  • 5 of 5

Terrific break in a terrific apartment. Not a single complaint about anything, it’s in a great location, quite central and yet not too busy. Yes you get traffic noise but it didn’t bother us in the slightest. We intend to return to Nice as it is still a great city and this lovely apartment is the perfect base, we felt at home here. Thank you Jemima

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location and lots of character

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend in Nice with friends and this was the ideal place to stay.

The apartment is on the corner of a great old building, right around the corner from MAMAC and a few minutes walk from the old city and beach.

There were plenty of bakeries, restaurants and bars around and we didn’t need to take a bus, train, or taxi the whole time we were there.

I was really pleasantly surprised by how large the apartment was, and the high ceilings made it feel even bigger. We had everything we needed to feel at home and would definitely recommend this to families or couples looking for a homely and hassle free base to explore Nice and the Côte d’Azur!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Chris, for taking the trouble to write a review. The apartment is our home, and it’s gratifying to us that people enjoy it as much as we do. We look forward to welcoming you to Nice again one day! Jemima and Joe
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Beautiful apartment but no air con

  • 3 of 5

We stayed here last summer in August. Our first impression was that the apartment was beautifully furnished with all the equipment you could need but was stiflingly hot. There is no air conditioning and the windows need to be kept open (with shutters closed) to keep the sun out but the traffic makes this very noisy. There are fans but it is not sufficient to keep you cool. I'm sure this would be a lovely place to stay off season, but in the summer air conditioning is absolutely essential here.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for posting a review, Heather. I'm sorry that you found our apartment too hot. We and our previous guests have found the fans to be effective as cooling devices, but having looked at weather data from August 2016 (the date of your stay 11½ months ago) I see that temperatures were unusually high i.e. 31C as opposed the the normal 27C, which might help explain why you found the fans insufficient.
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Spacious flat in prime location

  • 5 of 5

This beautifully modernised flat in a traditional Niçoise building is equipped with everything you'd need for the perfect self-catering holiday. The attention to detail makes this one of the best apartments we've stayed in.

The location is perfect for all the attractions of Nice and has easy access to public transport.

Correspondence with the helpful owners has been most efficient. Our thanks to them.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is very gratifying to receive such favourable comments from guests staying in our apartment. This apartment is our home and very special to us, so it is lovely that others seem to enjoy it as much as we do.
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Fabulous apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best properties we've stayed in and was ideal for us (couple and 14 year old son). It is a large apartment with everything you could want or need during your holiday. Little things like having UK plug sockets available, and USB points in the bedside lamps for phone charging, made a big difference.

We had 9 days of brilliant weather. Visiting in winter though it was great to return to an apartment with luxuries like Sky TV, all the BBC channels and Netflix!

The apartment is in a great position. It is an easy walk through lovely gardens to reach Promenade des Anglais, and it is only 5-10 minutes walk to the maze of Old Town streets with individual shops and restaurants. Buses and trams are also close by. Longer trips on the bus, such as to Monaco or Luceram (delightful mountain village full of Christmas nativity scenes at this time of year) are only €1.50, or for other destinations on the Nice 'network' buy a book of 10 for €10.

With the location being so central there is noise from the traffic. You soon get used to it though and it certainly wasn't a problem. I took ear plugs but the other 2 were fine sleeping without them.

We loved Nice and staying here made a good holiday better. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, JK, for writing such a lovely review. It is so gratifying when guests clearly appreciate and love our home in Nice as much as we do. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Nice again one day. Best wishes, Jemima and Joe
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Spacious,comfortable apartment in Nice old town.

  • 5 of 5

Extremely comfortable apartment ideally situated in the older part of Nice. This apartment has everything you could wish for to enjoy a stay in Nice. Centrally located offering easy access to bars, cafes, restaurants and shops, all within easy walking distance. Excellent public transport links allowing easy use of tram, bus or trains to explore the coastline from Italy to St Tropez. The owners have thought of everything, even supplying beach mats and sunshades for lazy days by the sea. Very comprehensive factsheet supplied giving details of local area and good selection of maps and guides available in the apartment. Due to central location there is some noise through the night, ( bin wagons, buses, early morning commuters) but we did not find it a great problem. However in height of Summer if you wished to sleep with the windows open it may be more of an issue.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review, Barry. I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay in our apartment and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
Nice Côte d'Azur Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nice 'Le Port'
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Gare de Nice Ville (Thiers)
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
Wine bars, restaurants, brasseries close by
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Isola 2000 accessible by ski bus in winter season
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Nice beaches 15 minutes walk
Car: not necessary

Our apartment is centrally and conveniently situated just north of the Old Town, 5 minutes walk from Place Garibaldi, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMAC) and Nice National Theatre. The famous Cours Saleya market and the beach are 10-15 minutes walk through the vibrant and colourful Old Town. There are two bakeries, a supermarket, an excellent wine shop and numerous restaurants very close by. The number 98 airport bus takes about 25 minutes and stops a few minutes walk from the apartment. Avenue Jean Medecin (main shopping street) is about 10 minutes walk.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £250

There are no additional taxes. Arrivals are at a nominated time after 4pm.* Checkout is by 10am. *Late check-in: 9 - 11pm £25, 11 - 12 midnight £40. Check-in not possible after 12 midnight.A key/security/damage deposit of £250 is payable one month before arrival. When keys returned, & assuming no damage has been caused, or excessive cleaning required, this deposit will be returned to you promptly

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.